Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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Journal articles
Cotton Fiber Nonwovens For Automotive Composites, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

Cotton Fiber Nonwovens For Automotive Composites, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

Journal articles
Pore Volume of Nanofiber Nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Pore Volume of Nanofiber Nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Journal articles
On the â??Mean Flowâ?? Pore Size Distribution of Microfiber and Nanofiber Webs, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

On the ‘Mean Flow’ Pore Size Distribution of Microfiber and Nanofiber Webs, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

Journal articles
Improving the impact strength of natural fiber reinforced composites by specifically designed material and process parameters, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2005, Vol. 13(4)

Improving the impact strength of natural fiber reinforced composites by specifically designed material and process parameters, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2005, Vol. 13(4)

Journal articles
Structure-process-property relationships in hydroentangled nonwovens - Part 1: preliminary experimental observations, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2005, Vol. 13(4)

Structure-process-property relationships in hydroentangled nonwovens - Part 1: preliminary experimental observations, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2005, Vol. 13(4)

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An Examination of the Hydroentangling Process Variables, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

An Examination of the Hydroentangling Process Variables, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

Journal articles
Cutting Costs Prior to â??Cutting Metalâ?? in the Nonwovens Industry, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

Cutting Costs Prior to ‘Cutting Metal’ in the Nonwovens Industry, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

Journal articles
Properties of glass fiber for filtration: influence of forming process, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2005, Vol. 13(4)

Properties of glass fiber for filtration: influence of forming process, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2005, Vol. 13(4)

Journal articles
Meltdown structures formed by robotic and meltblowing integrated system: interaction between the fiber diameter, orientation distribution and pore diameter of simulated networks and real webs, Interna

Meltdown structures formed by robotic and meltblowing integrated system: interaction between the fiber diameter, orientation distribution and pore diameter of simulated networks and real webs, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2005, Vol. 13(4)

Technical information papers
Predictive Test Methods For Acrylic Thermoset Binders, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Predictive Test Methods For Acrylic Thermoset Binders, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Journal articles
How toâ?ŠLevel Temperature Profiles for Mat Line Dryers, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

How to…Level Temperature Profiles for Mat Line Dryers, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Journal articles
Regulatory Road Map for Formaldehyde Emissions and other Hazardous Air Pollutants in Fiberglass Insulation Materials in the United States, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

Regulatory Road Map for Formaldehyde Emissions and other Hazardous Air Pollutants in Fiberglass Insulation Materials in the United States, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

Conference papers
Analysis of a Converging, Annular, Isothermal Melt Blowing Jet Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Analysis of a Converging, Annular, Isothermal Melt Blowing Jet Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Journal articles
Submicron Filtration Media, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Submicron Filtration Media, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Conference papers
Study on a Novel Material Technology for Chemical/Biological Protection, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Study on a Novel Material Technology for Chemical/Biological Protection, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Journal articles
Nanofibers From Natural and Inorganic Polymers Via Electrospinning, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Nanofibers From Natural and Inorganic Polymers Via Electrospinning, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Journal articles
Influence of Processing Conditions on Melt Blown Web Structure: Part 2 â?? Primary Airflow Rate, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Influence of Processing Conditions on Melt Blown Web Structure: Part 2 – Primary Airflow Rate, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Journal articles
Studies on Porous and Morphological Structures of Expanded PTFE Membrane Through Biaxial Stretching Technique, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Studies on Porous and Morphological Structures of Expanded PTFE Membrane Through Biaxial Stretching Technique, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Journal articles
Process Property Studies Of Melt Blown Thermoplastic Polyurethane Polymers For Protective Apparel, International Nonwovens Journal, Winter 2005, Vol. 14(4)

Process Property Studies Of Melt Blown Thermoplastic Polyurethane Polymers For Protective Apparel, International Nonwovens Journal, Winter 2005, Vol. 14(4)

Journal articles
Study of Repellent Finish Of Filtration Ability Of Surgical Face Masks, International Nonwovens Journal, Winter 2005, Vol. 14(4)

Study of Repellent Finish Of Filtration Ability Of Surgical Face Masks, International Nonwovens Journal, Winter 2005, Vol. 14(4)